Restoring an XT - transfer problem
lance.w.lyon at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 21:06:37 CST 2007
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Restoring an XT - transfer problem
> Why not simply hook up a 3.5" drive (DSHD is fine)? Get a DS2D
> diskette by covering over the density aperture in a DSHD diskette and
> format it up to 720K on your modern PeeCee using "format a: /n:9
> /t:80". Write whatever you want to it and let the Commo read it.
The PC5 will not recognise a 3.5" disk, even using driver.sys to set the
parameters it always gives a "device
not ready" error.
> Alternatively, hook up a 360K 5.25" to your modern PeeCee and call it
> a 1.44MB drive--format the blanks in your PC5 and your modern PC will
> write them just fine.
No go, 3 different machines, 5 different drives - all the same error -
"Sector not found".
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